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Fringe Festival

Topping Off Carnegie Hall & Steinway Hall With an Opera at the Fringe

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

The New York International Fringe Festival this summer includes a new opera by Matthew Zachary Johnson: The Boston Tea Party Opera. This show marks a new direction in his work. Johnson is the composer of a body of often-performed classical saxophone works.

When Government Breaks the Fourth Wall

John Feffer | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

The German playwright Bertolt Brecht frequently used this "alienation effect" to jolt his audiences from their complacency. Edward Snowden is the Bertolt Brecht of the surveillance age.

America's Breath of Fresh Air -- a Standout at the Fringe Festival

Ilene Angel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Ilene Angel

At times absurd and slightly twisted -- adjectives not wholly unwarranted when describing people who've garnered fame for no discernible talent -- this show manages to maintain both its humor and heart.

What Happens After the Fringe?

Amanda Draughn | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Amanda Draughn

Leaving Edinburgh is difficult. We share stories and fall into a deep sleep as the plane takes us home. But home doesn't mean that the journey is complete. On the contrary, the journey continues.

WATCH: Get Artsy In Edmonton

Karen Schaler | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Karen Schaler

Known as one of the cultural capitals of Canada, the thriving city of Edmonton has this eclectic artsy vibe that makes it a fascinating yet still affordable place to visit.

The Fringe: I Am Garbage

Bronston Jones | Posted 10.19.2012 | Comedy
Bronston Jones

My most depressing moment at the Fringe was the first time I realized the imploring eyes staring at me from the shriveled flier on the rain soaked sidewalk were, in fact, mine. That's my flier?!

What to Do When You Have Performance Dates, But You Have No Script

Amanda Draughn | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Amanda Draughn

Working on this play is unlike anything I have ever worked on as an actor. We got random pieces of the script at a time, instead of a complete script. We actually received a completed Scene 3 before we had written Scene 2.

'Balls to the Wall'

Anne McGrath | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
Anne McGrath

Selling tickets at the Fringe Festival is a risky business. If nobody's heard of you or your play, you just might be sh*t out of luck.

Dear Fringe Diary

Monica Heisey | Posted 10.14.2012 | Comedy
Monica Heisey

DeAr FrInGe DiArY: If U don't have a !BiG AuDiEnCe! for your show, a cool way to get ppl 2 come CU is to scream at them while already in costume for that show. Ppl will be so impressed that u r in character 24/7 that they will HAVE to come see you.

Fringe Fest: Day 1 & 2

Bronston Jones | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home
Bronston Jones

It's hard to believe this festival is in a little city in Scotland, because it's big. Well, big doesn't do this thing justice -- The Fringe is bigger than big. It's huge, massive, enormous, or in American terms, it's super-sized.

"Raunchy Librarians Take Manhattan!"

Anne McGrath | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home
Anne McGrath

There's a delicate art to selling a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. When my sister was helping me flyer for the show I'm producing at the 2012 Fringe, we discovered an entirely new flyering move -- straight-up lying.

Ghosts at Summerhall

Jillian Lauren | Posted 10.08.2012 | Home
Jillian Lauren

Summerhall is a terrifically cool space, with a fascinating community of international artists wandering in and out of its nearly 500 rooms, playing music, watching films, hanging from the ceiling fans, getting naked, and making art in all mediums.

Life on the Fringe

Jillian Lauren | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home
Jillian Lauren

I miss my child, I'm anxious about opening night, and still there's a vein of joy running through my day, through these streets. There's no need to feel motion sick from swaying between these disparate identities. There's room for all of it here. I'm right at home.

Fringe Fest: T-minus One Day!

Bronston Jones | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Bronston Jones

Most comics there have done the Fringe, and all had great stories to tell. But two separate female comics in two separate conversations told me I was going to have a lot of fun, then both said, in these exact words, "but you'll cry quite a lot." Cry? I'm going to cry?

A Fringe Family Affair

Annette Roman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Annette Roman

I've always told my siblings that I would only move to Texas if I were on my death bed -- and now that seems likely. The medical system is excellent, and it's my mother who is. Dying, I mean. And therein lies my dilemma.

Why Edinburgh Fringe Comics Need Therapy

Taylor Glenn | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Taylor Glenn

If you've never been to the Fringe, let me paint a little picture: imagine being an athlete headed for Olympics, except instead of training for the big event with daily exercise and drills, you down BLT triples, sleep weird hours, and drink like a sailor to cope with stress.

Edinburgh Fringe Diary #1: We Had A Space! We Lost The Space!

Felipe Schrieberg | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Felipe Schrieberg

As Scotland's biggest blues band (at full strength we are a 12 piece outfit) it will never be the easiest thing making sure that all components of the show are smoothly coordinated.

How to Prepare For Your Guaranteed Centre College Study Abroad Experience

Amanda Draughn | Posted 10.01.2012 | College
Amanda Draughn

One of the things I first noticed when applying to Centre College three years ago was "The Centre Commitment." It guarantees that all students who "me...

What's This Fringe Thing, Anyway?

Michael Blomquist | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Michael Blomquist

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in the world. Sounds impressive, eh? Well, it is and it sort of isn't.

Playing the Pundit

John Feffer | Posted 09.30.2012 | Media
John Feffer

Performance is an essential element of punditry. Savvy pundits know what they want to say before the interviewer even utters the first question, and they rehearse their lines accordingly.

TONIGHT: 'Anchorman' In A Pool

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.19.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, JULY 19 1. "Anchorman" At Capitol Skyline Hotel Due to weather, this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 ...

Classic Movie Screens On National Mall

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.16.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, JULY 16 1. "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid" At National Mall The first Screen on the Green is a wonderful thing. Two of the ...

Cirque du Soleil, Bastille Day, Farmers Market: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 13, 14, 15

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.13.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, JULY 13 1. THE IMMORTAL World Tour: Cirque du Soleil At Verizon Center This is nuts for a lot of reasons but they're mostly good...

The Wall At Verizon Center: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 12

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.12.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, JULY 12 1. Roger Waters: The Wall Live At Verizon Center The landmark album is fine and good, but the appropriate over-the-top...

My D.C. With Julianne Brienza, Capital Fringe Executive Director

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.10.2012 | DC

For this installment of The Huffington Post's "My D.C." Q&A series, we talked with Capital Fringe Executive Director and founding member Julianne Brie...